1st Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Practice and Ped

Venue: Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 20, 2011
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1st Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Practice and Pedagogy Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Call for Papers The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship - theology, philosophy of religion, history of religion, comparative religion, mysticism - but also more recently from management, medicine, and many other fields. This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding spirituality in regard to theory, praxis and pedagogy. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Education, Healing, History, Management, Mass/Organizational/Speech Communication, Medicine, Nursing, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reconciliation/Refugee/Resettlement Projects, Social Work, and Theatre. These disciplines are indicative only, as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and/or vocation in which Spirituality plays a part. Papers, reports, works-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes: * Conceptualizations of Spirituality * History(ies) of Spirituality * Interpreting elements and examples of Spirituality * The Liminal elements and facets of Spirituality * Research methods for Spiritual Work * Social and cultural aspects of Spirituality * Spirituality and Children * Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation * Spirituality and Cultural Identity * Spirituality and Healing * Spirituality in Medicine and/or Nursing * Spirituality as Therapy * Spirituality in Literature * Spirituality in Art, Dance and/or Music * Spirituality in Television and Film * Spirituality in the Age of the Internet * Spirituality and Communication * Spirituality and the Environment * Spirituality in Hospice Care * Spirituality and Gaia * Teaching Spirituality * Theology and Spirituality – use and/or abuse * Teleology and Spirituality * Comparisons and/or Contrasts between Spiritual Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will be considered on a